Axtell, KS – Tonight the St Paul Indians played the Axtell Eagles. The 4 hour trip was a long haul for the Indians, thus leaving them road weary and hungry for a win on the road. The game did not disappoint.
Senior Anthony Albertini and Junior Collin Carlson had a tremendous game for the Indian win. Albertini started things off with fumble recovery at the start of the 1st quarter. In this series of play Carlson scored the first of four TD’s. Axtell’s QB was able to pick apart the Indians secondary, scoring on a passing play with 10:12 remaining in the first quarter. On the next series Carlson was able to make an open field TD saving tackle. The Eagles turned the ball over on downs. The Indian offense was quick to take advantage of this, as Adam Albertini scored a rushing TD.
Once again the Indian defense stepped up and kept the Eagles QB rattled in the backfield. The Eagles settled down and scored on a passing play with 4:28 left in the second quarter. Indians answered right back with Collin Carlson’s 65 yard TD run with 4:17 left in the second quarter. Axtell once again turned the ball over on downs. QB Braven Born hooked up with Brenden Doherty for a 27 yard pass play, setting up Carlson for a 5 yard rushing TD.
With :46 Axtell answered with a TD of their own. Not to be out done St Paul QB hooked up with Adam Albertini and scored with 8.6 seconds left in the quarter. Carlson scored the extra point. St Paul lead 34 to 20 at halftime.
Starting the third quarter QB Braven Born threw deep to Caleb Pecha to set up Born for a rushing TD. Born scored the extra point. St Paul was able to shut down the Axtell offense in the 3rd quarter. The St Paul defense started the fourth quarter with an Eagle QB sack. With the turn over on downs, Indian QB Born had a 69 yard rushing TD with 8:32 left in the final quarter. Junior Kenny Haney was able to sack the Eagles QB.
Down but not out the Eagles scored on a pass play with 5:22 left in the fourth quarter. With 4:16 left Born once again scampered into the end zone. Carlson scored the extra point. Senior Grant Hutcherson and Freshman Easton, along with Anthony Albertini and Collin Carlson kept pressure on the Eagle offense throughout the fourth quarter. Easton Dent strong play on defense, lead to a QB sack.
With 2: 58 left Collin Carlson was able to score his fourth TD, with the extra point no good. The Eagle would answer with a final TD as time ran out. The final score St Paul Indian 64 Axtell Eagles 36.
Next up for the Indians will be the 4-0 Madison Bulldogs. They bring a high scoring offense and look to unseat the Indians of the unbeaten. Join the Indians in St Paul next Friday at 7pm for this contest of the unbeaten.